Fulfilling our mission "Solutions for Today...Vision for Tomorrow," embraces two key elements with regards to Construction Services: understanding our clients' needs and being experts in the field.
Construction observation is some of the best money a community/developer can spend. Most contractors are conscientious and take pride in their work, but even then mistakes happen. Having a trained and experienced technician keeping track of the constructed product is the best assurance an owner has against substandard or errant work. That is where we can help.
Our firm is a full service company, often taking projects from conceptuals to design and through to completion; Construction Management stands out as a staple among Smith's services. Our Construction Management team is a full service construction administration and management team formed to provide construction observation, management services, welding and steel inspection, and materials testing to our clients throughout the southwest. Our Construction Management teams protect the investment clients have made, overseeing the product of contractors to ensure quality workmanship and reduce delays.
Smith staff is committed to timely, consistent communication so our clients are always informed and aware of the project's status. Each field technician is fully equipped with the latest technology; laptop computers, cell phones, and digital cameras. These tools allow us to develop real-time solutions to issues as they arise. The immediate availability of information from the site means instant communication with the project team. For our clients, this translates to less down time, reduced delays, and a job that comes in on time and on budget.
Smith Engineering Company's construction observation teams have attracted a broad range of clients, public and private - from contractors to communities large and small, from municipalities to some of the Southwest's busiest private developers. Some of the clients our Construction Management team have had the opportunity to work with include:
- City of Albuquerque
- Alb. Bern. Co. Water Utility Authority (ABCWUA)
- Puebla of Isleta
- Bureau of Indian Affairs - Southwest Regional Office
- Flood control authorities - AMAFCA & SSCAFCA
- City of Rio Rancho
- Village of Angel Fire
- City of Artesia
- City of Carlsbad
- Private developers throughout the region
Smith Engineering Company performs a wide range of construction management and materials testing services. These services are developed to ensure the project is built per design plans and client specifications. Our team is available to provide construction management and observation services for all disciplines of civil engineering including among other things; traffic interchanges, drainage projects, roadway/utility projects, master planned developments, and anything else you might need. Full or part-time construction management services are available. At any level of involvement, Smith Construction Services team is an important liaison between the client and the contractor. Our team has provided quality Construction Services to clients throughout New Mexico, Texas and Colorado. For examples of our recent construction management projects visit our portfolio.
Our testing lab has been confirming the integrity of building materials for 25 years. Whether its monitoring a contractor or testing concrete, asphalt or soil materials, our pros know that a job well done - the first time - saves time and money.
Materials testing is a standard procedure conducted by our construction management staff. These functions are fulfilled in-house by Smith personnel at our Roswell facilities. We are one of the only firms in southeast New Mexico to offer welding inspection, with high strength bolting and structural steel recently added to the services we provide.
Our strategic services include:
- Review of concrete and asphalt mixes
- On-site testing and laboratory testing for concrete, soil, and asphalt
- Density testing of sub-grade and aggregate base materials
- On-site sampling of sub-grade and aggregate materials
- Compaction curves with wash Plastic index
- Concrete compression testing
- Marshall flow and stability testing
- Hot Mixed Asphalt Volumetrics for Superpave and Marshall
- Asphalt Bitumen, Content
- Maximum theoretical specific gravity testing
- Verify testing is per project specs and industry standards
- Review test reports for compliance with specifications
- Submit electronic inspection reports with photographs
We can also provide special inspections for project and regulatory compliance on the following:
- Masonry Construction
- Ready mixed concrete
- Geotechnical/soil compaction
- Steel fabrication
- High strength steel bolt installations
These services would not be possible without experienced staff dedicated to excelling in their field. Our materials inspection team has an array of knowledge in construction inspection and materials testing. Smith's lab and personnel are fully qualified to perform testing and inspections on concrete, reinforcing steel, wood, masonry, rebar, roofing, welding, grout, mortar, soil, and asphalt. Our lab personnel are certified by the American Concrete Institute (ACI), New Mexico Department of Transportation/Association of Contractors (NMDOT/ACNM) for Superpave, aggregates, soils, and asphalt processes. In addition, our technicians are also certified in the use of nuclear densometers. With a full range of services and certifications we can provide the necessary testing and inspection for your projects.
Smith Engineering Company has offered civil and structural engineering services since 1989. We're here to offer client-centered services to the region from our offices in Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Roswell and Midland, TX. Our areas of expertise include: Water/Wastewater, Flood Control and Drainage, Transportation Engineering, Structural Engineering, Site Engineering, Construction Services and Grant and Funding Application Assistance.